Rhodes Hall 107C
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 6200
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Dr. Seong Nam Hwang's research interests broadly lie in the area of the application of geospatial technologies to emergency/disaster management including risk analysis, risk perception, hazard mitigation and adjustment, and risk policy. In general, Dr. Hwang approaches research topics with a range of empirical methods in nature and some geospatial technologies (e.g., Geographic Information Systems).


Guoqiang, S., & Seong, N. H. (2019). Spatial-temporal snapshots of global natural disaster impacts Revealed from EM-DAT for 1900–2015. Geomat Nat Haz Risk 10 (1): 912–934.

Shen, G., & Hwang, S. N. (2018). Revealing global hot spots of technological disasters: 1900–2013. Journal of Risk Research, 21(3), 361-393.

Hwang, S. N., & Lee, S. W. (2017). Does Environmental Risk Affect Human Migration Behavior?. Journal of Geographic Information System, 9(4), 493-504.


Fundamentals of Disaster/Emergency Management, Vulnerability and Risk Reduction, Disaster/Emergency Planning and Response, Fundamental Risk Communication, GIS Planning for Emergency Management, Application of GIS


Emergency Management, GIS


Ph.D. Texas A&M University